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Euphemism

N. Mild expression in place of an unpleasant one

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Euphonious

Adj. pleasing in sound

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Evanescent

Adj. fleeting; vanishing

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Evince

V. Show clearly

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Evocative

Adj. tending to call up (emotions, memories)

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Exacerbate

V. Worsen; embitter

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Exacting

Adj. extremely demanding

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Exceptionable

Adj. objectionable

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Excoriate

V. Scold with biting harshness; strip the skin off

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Exculpate

V. Clear from blame

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Execrable

Adj. very bad

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Exegesis

N. Explanation; interpretation, especially of a biblical text

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Exhaustive

Adj. thorough; comprehensive

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Exhort

V. Urge

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Exhume

V. Dig out of the ground; remove from the grave

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Exigency

N. Urgent situation

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Exonerate

V. Acquit; exculpate

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Exorbitant

Adj. excessive

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Expatriate

N. Exile; someone who has withdrawn from his native land

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Expedient

Adj. suitable; practical; politic

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Expedite

V. Hasten

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Expenditure

N. Payment or expense; output

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Expiate

V. Make amends for (a sin)

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Expletive

N, interjection; profane oath

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Explicate

V. Explain; interpret; clarify

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Expository

Adj. explanatory; serving to explain

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Expropriate

V. Take possession of

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Expunge

V. Cancel; remove

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Expurgate

V. Clean; remove offensive parts of a book

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Extant

Adj. still in existence

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Extenuate

V. Weaken; mitigate

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Extort

V. Wrong from; get money by threats, etc.

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Extradition

N, surrender of a prisoner by one state to another

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Extraneous

Adj. not essential; superfluous

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Extrapolation

N. Projection; conjecture

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Extricate

V. Free; disentangle

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Extrinsic

Adj. external; not essential; extraneous

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Extrovert

N. Person interested mostly in external objects and actions

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Extrude

V. Force or push out

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Facetious

Adj. joking (often inappropriately); humorous

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Facile

Adj. easily accomplished; ready or fluent; superficial

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Facsimile

N, copy